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The Victoria Station Upgrade Project team were struggling to keep the fuel bowsers locked, due to padlocks being taken off during night/day shifts while accessing the fuel.

Often the padlock would not be reattached as site teams were extremely busy and forgot to clip the padlock together to secure the bowser.

As a trial, the team fitted a Mortice Latch to one of the easy cube fuel containers so once the lid went down, the container would instantly lock itself.

This meant there was no need to find the padlock and the team could carry on with their activities knowing the fuel container can only be accessed again by an appointed person.

What are the benefits?

  • Instantly locks fuel bowsers to stop uncontrolled refuelling on site;
  • Harder to break into a Mortice Latch compared with a normal padlock;
  • A failsafe function has been fitted in case keys are lost. Only the key holder knows how to access the bowser without keys;
  • Ensures the site is compliant and has locked fuel containers at all times.

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Entry submitted by Taylor Woodrow/BAM Nuttall JV


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